Johanna Konta loses Australian Open semi-final

Published: Thursday 28th January 2016 by The News Editor

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Johanna Konta’s Australian Open dream finally came to an end as the world number 47 lost in straight sets to Germany’s Angelique Kerber.

Konta was bidding to become the first female British grand slam finalist since Virginia Wade won Wimbledon 39 years ago but her hopes were dashed by a clinical Kerber, who sealed a 7-5 6-2 victory.

Kerber will now face world number one Serena Williams in Saturday’s showpiece, as the American chases a record-equalling 22nd grand slam title.

Published: Thursday 28th January 2016 by The News Editor

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